BiTMICRO Improves Database Response Time for Mount Sinai School of Medicine

8/2/2005 - BiTMICRO(r) Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash IDE/ATA, SCSI, USB, VME, PMC, CompactPCI, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel solid state storage solutions, announced at the CommunicAsia2005 show in Singapore the successful utilization of its E-Disk(r)SAN offering to meet the demanding IT requirements of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM). Located in Manhattan, NY, MSSM is one of the world's foremost centers for medical and scientific training. Aside from medical education, the institution also conducts basic science and clinical research.

MSSM operates Sinai Central, an online portal that provides a variety of applications for the Mount Sinai community. Sinai Central is used for procurement, HR, financial reporting, clinical review, and a host of other services. It includes both transactional and reporting systems. This intranet is driven by an Oracle 9i database engine running on a IBM x445 enterprise server. The storage network features Apple XServe RAID systems and a middle tier composed of a cluster of 10 application servers and web servers.

Due to an increasing number of Sinai Central users, MSSM noticed a considerable decline in response time. Since I/O-intensive activities are common in Oracle database deployments, MSSM's IT administrators decided to reduce I/O wait time by transferring the database's most frequently accessed files (also known as "hot files") to an SSD cache, an E-Disk(r)SAN JBOD featuring two 2GB E-Disk(r) 3F2 drives.

With each E-Disk 3F2 drive capable of handling more than 9,000 I/Os per second, the new I/O subsystem significantly lessened wait times and improved overall user experience. "BiTMICRO's solution offered the best value and flexibility among all the other solid state storage and RAID solutions that we've considered," says Barnabas Wolf, Senior Developer/Database Administrator of MSSM.

"Oracle database users will find that BiTMICRO's flash solid state disks and arrays are the most cost effective alternative to processor and server upgrades. E-Disk drives are flexible enough to meet the requirements of any DAS, SAN or NAS implementation," said Rudy Bruce, President of BiTMICRO Networks.

For pricing and more E-Disk(r) flash drive solid state disk storage technology information, visit or contact BiTMICRO at 45550 Northport Loop East, Fremont, CA 94538 USA. Sales Telephone: +1 510-74E-DISK / +1 510-743-3475, Fax: +1 510-743-3155. E-mail:

Visit BiTMICRO Networks at Booth 4F3-05 of CommunicAsia2005. The event runs from June 14-17, 2005 at the Singapore Expo in Singapore City.

About CommunicAsia2005
Dubbed as Asia's most established and comprehensive communications & IT event, CommunicAsia2005 covers the entire spectrum of the ICT industry, focusing on Broadband Communications, Enterprise Solutions, Mobile Technology and Solutions, Network Solutions, Satellite Technology, Security and Smart Card. Incorporated within CommunicAsia2005, sub-shows MobileCommAsia2005, NetworkAsia2005 and SatComm2005 cover a comprehensive range of mobile networks and applications, network technologies and satellite communications respectively.

About Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine ( is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as innovative approaches to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,600 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 25 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants with nearly $156 million during the 2003 Fiscal Year.

About BiTMICRO Networks
BiTMICRO(r) Networks (, a privately held California corporation, is the leading provider of rugged and high performance non-volatile solid state disk, flash disk drive, and network storage and management solutions. E-Disk(r) storage solutions are offered with SCSI, IDE/ATA, Fibre Channel, VME and cPCI interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints, 3U and 6U board, and 19-inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid state storage.

With a growing workforce of 160 employees in its Silicon Valley headquarters and around the globe, BiTMICRO maintains its commitment to invent, design and deliver storage solutions that drive business value.

E-Disk(r) and BiTMICRO(r) are registered trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. Oracle(r) is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.

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Tel: (510) 743 3475

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